Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President, Dana White, is entitled to change his mind about booking Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Georges St-Pierre for the lightweight title, especially with “Rush” wasting away like he just ran over a Gypsy in Connecticut.
I just wish he would have done it before St-Pierre retired.
“Tony fight has to happen first,” White said during his recent Instagram Live chat. “Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib and obviously if Khabib wins that fight, the GSP fight would be a fun fight to make for sure. I don’t know if you guys have seen pictures of GSP but he’s looking really, really, really fucking skinny right now. I think right now he’s ten pounds lighter than Khabib is. Something like that, somebody told me, so that’s pretty crazy.”
I guess Endeavor needs a new way to generate cash after its IPO was DOA.
Nurmagomedov (28-0) is fresh off his UFC 242 title defense against Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi and is expected to make his return to the cage in early 2020 to battle longtime nemesis and former interim 155-pound champion, Tony Ferguson.
Similarly, Israel Adesanya is wearing the substitute strap at 185 pounds but could become the undisputed middleweight champion after turning away Robert Whittaker in the UFC 243 pay-per-view (PPV) headliner this weekend in Melbourne.
If so, “Bones” may be waiting.
“Yeah!” White told Sky Sports New Zealand about booking Jones vs. Adesanya. “I mean those guys have been talking smack back and forth. If Israel wins and he really does want to fight Jon Jones, that’s a really big fight.”
So much for that trip up to heavyweight.